Florida Department of State

  • Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
  • 500 South Bronough Street
  • Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0250
  • (850)245-6200

Division of Elections

Congressional District Requirements
(required signatures for the 2010 and 2012 General Election Ballot)

Petitions must be signed by a number of electors in each of one half of the Congressional Districts of the state, and of the state as a whole, equal to eight percent of the votes cast in each of such districts respectively and in the state as a whole in the last preceding election in which Presidential electors were chosen. For the 2010 and 2012 General Election Ballot, 676,811 signatures are required.

In order to comply with sections 15.21 and 16.061, Florida Statutes, you will need to collect and have verified at 67,683 signatures obtained from voters residing in at least 7 Congressional Districts in Florida.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS ACTUAL TOTAL VOTING 8% REQUIRED BY ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 FLORIDA CONSTITUTION 10% of 8% REQUIRED BY ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 FLORIDA CONSTITUTION
FIRST 348,488 27,879 2,788
SECOND 373,568 29,885 2,989
THIRD 273,544 21,884 2,188
FOURTH 362,262 28,981 2,898
FIFTH 461,985 36,959 3,696
SIXTH 401,826 32,146 3,215
SEVENTH 412,023 32,962 3,296
EIGHTH 351,760 28,141 2,814
NINTH 366,753 29,340 2,934
TENTH 322,491 25,799 2,580
ELEVENTH 272,710 21,817 2,182
TWELFTH 338,124 27,050 2,705
THIRTEENTH 384,000 30,720 3,072
FOURTEENTH 402,197 32,176 3,218
FIFTEENTH 389,893 31,191 3,119
SIXTEENTH 374,855 29,988 2,999
SEVENTEENTH 243,255 19,460 1,946
EIGHTEENTH 258,769 20,702 2,070
NINETEENTH 342,995 27,440 2,744
TWENTIETH 296,574 23,726 2,373
TWENTY-FIRST 252,206 20,176 2,018
TWENTY-SECOND 345,224 27,618 2,762
TWENTY-THIRD 236,361 18,909 1,891
TWENTY-FOURTH 387,510 31,001 3,100
TWENTY-FIFTH 260,760 20,861 2,086
TOTAL 8,460,133 676,811 67,683